Re: The Rooney Rule
posted at 8/7/2014 1:38 PM EDT
In response to OnlyDaTruth's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to bostatewarrior's comment:
To say someone is privileged just because they are white is discriminatory. It denies certain individuals their civil rights based on race.
affirmative action was designed as a temporary measure to even the playing field. It has been around now for 45 years now. It's just institutionalized racism against whites.
When you have to mark your race or ethnic background on an application, there is only one choice that is not a protected class. That is white.
Privileged whites never made any sacrifice because of this program. Disadvantaged whites have paid the price of affirmative action.
Tired of it.
Didn't always have food growing up. Didn't have hot water. Yeah, some privledge.
I grew up the same. Still can't get that dry bland taste of government cheese over cardboard macaroni out of my mouth. That was our EBT, no steaks just bare essentials to live. To add to your example, when my sister got into college and filled out the forms for federal aid something happened where she was registered as being African-american. Not sure if she checked the wrong box (lets face it after 50 pages of forms it's bound to happen), something got transferred when she passed it in (ie marker transfer between pages), or the registers just entered it wrong but any case she got excited to hear she qualified for a $10k scholarship, which for my family was a ton of money. When she went to sign the papers they were confused she wasn't black. They figured out there was a mistake (not a big deal right, I mean it's just color?) and needed to investigate. After 2 hrs they took the scholarship away saying it was a minority hardship scholarship only, even though my family qualified for hardship, and offered her a $50 book scholarship as an apology for the mistake. That never sat right with me. Hardship should be hardship period, not based on race. And then to blatantly take it away from her lack that if she was a minority think about the uproar that would have happened. Like I said, I understand the reason for some things but why stuff like that? I just don't get it and does nothing but separate the races even further thinking there is one set of rules for one race and others for others. Wouldn't the better solution be opportunity based? You know hardships and environment (regardless of race) get help where they need it but at the same time if there is a clear case where race was the determining factor (regardless of which race it is) that the laws are equal on both ends?
It's just my thought that those of the same socio-economic status (i.e., those below the poverty line) share similar stories and experiences. I don't know about the stats - like comparing the percentage of those below the poverty line by race (in this country).
That kind of thinking won't get you elected. You need to trade the constitutional rights of some people for votes. Every revolution needs a scape goat class.